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Former US Navy Vice Admiral to Helm NEMA

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has appointed Kevin J. Cosgriff as its next president and chief executive officer. Cosgriff, a former vice admiral in the United States Navy, will take office Aug. 4, having also previously served as senior vice president of international business and government for Textron Systems Corporation from 2010 to 2013.

“We are pleased to welcome Kevin Cosgriff to NEMA,” said Gail Rodriguez, executive director of the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA. “Cosgriff’s leadership credentials and policy expertise will be incredible assets to MITA’s membership, as well as the broader NEMA community.”

As vice admiral in the US Naval Forces Central Command, Cosgriff oversaw 30,000 sailors in 22 countries and directed the US Fifth Fleet naval forces in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and off the coast of East Africa. Previously he commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Group 8, Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group and served as director of warfare analysis and integration in Navy headquarters. Early in his career, Cosgriff acted as the director of the White House situation room and director of systems and technical planning for the National Security Council.

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